UCDVO has worked in Tanzania since 2009 to support the quality of education for communities in Morogoro District with two Tanzanian organisations, TanzEd and Camara Education Tanzania. In 2023, UCDVO ran a successful pilot health programme with the Holy Union Sisters in Dar es Salaam. 

See our fundraising page for project related costs and fundraising targets for 2024. 

2024 Planned Projects 
Holy Union Sisters, Mbagala, Dar es Salaam

The Holy Union is a congregation of Sisters from Tanzania, Kenya and Europe working in Education and Social Welfare. The Sisters have been active in the field of education in Mbagala district of Dar es Salaam for over 25 years, running pre and primary, high school and a back to education school for at risk children. The congregation also responds to needs of the local community with the overall aim of poverty reduction and access to essential services.

The Sisters established the Matumaini Centre in 2014 in response to community requests for support for children with disabilities due to lack of services available. The Matumaini Centre is a centre for children with disabilities - offering rehabilitation, education, nutrition and livelihoods support. It is envisioned as a place where mothers and carers can come with their children and be given help, advice, respite and encouragement. The 2024 project will build on the success of the pilot volunteer project and further support capacity development of the Matumaini Centre.

Project: Matumaini Rehab Programme

Dates: June - 4 weeks (exact dates to be confirmed). 

Project Overview: this project aims to support the team in the Matumaini Centre by running a three-week rehab camp for children with disabilities and their guardians. Activities will include carrying out assessments of children and developing rehabilitation plans with the Matumaini Centre staff.

Volunteers: This project is suitable for physiotherapy Stage 3 and MSc students who may participate as part of an elective placement. There may also be capacity for a number of general health science students, including BSc nutrition.

UCDVO has another project under development – Livelihoods and Sustainability in Morogoro District. More info to follow shortly. This pilot project will be open to all students, particularly those from Agriculture and Food Science.


Past Partners

TanzEd and Camara Education Tanzania, Morogoro District

TanzEd is a non-governmental organisation working in rural communities of Morogoro District to improve the quality of education. TanzEd’s programmes engage with local primary and secondary schools across a range of projects, including school management, Libraries for All and Safe Children. Camara Education Tanzania is an international education organisation that aims to transform education through technology.

Together with TanzEd and Camara, UCDVO has implemented an Information Technology & Computers (ICT) programme which aims to enhance the quality of education in Morogoro District (Morogoro and Ruaha), through access to computers and basic ICT training. Camara provides the technical expertise for the programme, installs the labs and follow up maintenance and on-going support. The UCDVO projects have also supported TanzEd’s other educational activities. UCDVO also provides strategic support to TanzEd through core funding to assist the organisation diversify funding streams and strengthen governance.

In 2020, TanzEd and UCDVO worked together to pilot a remote volunteering programme. 12 volunteers and three team coordinators took part, with technical and education support from a former team coordinator. The main objectives (creating a bank of IT training classes for teachers; delivering interactive ICT and cultural exchange sessions online; preparation of materials for TanzEd’s Safe Children Project, including child safeguarding) were largely achieved.

A monitoring visit in 2019 highlighted the quality and impact of TanzEd’s programmes, while pointing to the need for a comprehensive evaluation of the programme, which took place in 2021.